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Rediscover India

Rediscover India
Celebrating their silver jubilee Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts hosted a series of art events over the last week of September and some are still on display in the Capital.

For the movie buffs of the city, Mirinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and her Art by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai was screened under the Film Circle innitiative. The film dwells into Mirinalini Sarabhai’s and how she uses dance as contemporary social commentary.  The audience got a chane to interact with the movie makers after the screening. 

As a part of Ghummakkad Narain– the Travelling Literature Festival an array of folk tales, fairy tales were presented at the story telling festival Kathakar- International Storytellers Festival especially for the literature lovers. 

On the first day, Shyam Kanhai presented her story Wari Leeba which was followed by Dastangoi, a polish folk tale by Seema Anand, a UK based Indian writer.

Next day was full of fairy tales as Nell Phoenix narrated Grimm’s Tales and later Dev Narayan ka Phad by a group of Bhopas (priests)was narrated by Kalyan Joshi.
The concluding day had tales of Nassari of Karbala by S Ali and Alha by Jugal Kishore Namdeo and group. 

A evening of African folk tales Rainforest and Creation Myth was presented by Godfrey Duncan.  
For the visual art lovers there was the opening of an art show titled Salt: The Great March, the exhibition is on display till 20 October. The exhibition recreates Azrakh traditions in contemporary art and craft work. 

There is also another exhibition on display at the Twin Art Gallery titled (Re)discovering India: Then and Now. It is an exhibition of art works by Shambhu Shaha, Sunil Janah and Henri Cartier Bresson. Art lovers in the city should definitely drop in. 
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